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Boat Design

Burger 43-Meter

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

One of the most important parameters in yacht design is the intended maximum speed. If the hull is meant to be capable of exceeding its theoretical hull speed, then it generally has a hard chine, to...

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Jongert 3900

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

During the 17th century, the Netherlands produced some of the most gifted painters. Now, a collaboration among yachtbuilder Jongert, Azure Naval Architects, and stylist Guido de Groot may be part of...

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Regulator 34SS Center Console

By | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Mostly it's multimillion-dollar yachts that dominate this space, so the new Regulator 34SS is a decided change of pace. Indeed, what's interesting about this boat is that she appeals to both serious...

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Bertram 540 Convertible

By George L. Petrie | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

It's always dicey messing with a classic, especially one as widely revered as the Bertram 54. But Bertram's parent company, the Ferretti Group, is out to establish its own legend, by innovating and...

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A Boat Is Born, Part III

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

It's been about nine months since the design process for the 64-foot Makaira was started. While both the designers at Applied Concepts Unleashed and the builder's team have enjoyed the exchange of...

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Sunrise 45-Meter

By George L. Petrie | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

When passing hors d'oeuvres at a cocktail party, it's not unusual for someone to say "go on, take two." But it's a different story when the subject is a 147-foot motoryacht. That was the essence of a...

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John Williams Stanley 42

By George L. Petrie | Posted June 2008 | Add a Comment

Say what you will about contemporary styling and fads, but judging by what's often seen at boat shows and marinas, they appeal to lots of folks. So it's gratifying to see an offering like the Stanley...

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A Boat Is Born, Part II

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2008 | Add a Comment

In part one of our exclusive five-part series ("A Boat Is Born"), the Makaira team took the first conceptual steps in creating its brand-new sportfisherman. This included selecting the Waveform...

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Richmond Yachts 142 Trideck

By George L. Petrie | Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

It's unusual for this column to feature the same yacht for a second time, but the story behind Richmond Yachts is unusual enough to justify a reprise. Ever since Texas businessman and lifelong...

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A Boat Is Born

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

Welcome to the first of a five-part series in which we follow the creation of a brand-new sportfishing boat from conception to launch. PMY has been granted exclusive access to the birth of Makaira....

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Tradition 58 Long-Range Trawler

By George L. Petrie | Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

It's been a long time in gestation: Seaforth Marine built the first Tradition a few years ago, a lovely 54-foot prototype that has been redesigned, morphing into the flagship 58, slated to debut in...

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Riva 92 Duchessa Fly

By George L. Petrie | Posted April 2008 | Add a Comment

As an encore to the 2005 debut of its 115-foot flagship, Athena, the Italian builder Riva introduces its newest offering, the 92-foot Duchessa Fly. Filling a gap between Athena and the 85 Opera Super...

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Icon Yachts 62-Meter Custom Yacht

By George L. Petrie | Posted April 2008 | Add a Comment

Although the distinction between custom and semicustom can sometimes be blurred, it's often taken to be the following: A custom yacht is designed from the keel up, inside and out, to suit the client...

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